F20 controller upgrade assistance

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EmilioB
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F20 controller upgrade assistance

Post by EmilioB » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:50 am

Morning everyone,

So after a lot of internet scrawling, there's kind of sparse information about how you can change the older Kcan1 iDrive controller to a Kcan2 controller.

I'm pretty much after a relatively straight forward (noob-friendly) guide, or at least some clear instructions of how you can upgrade. There is definitely people on many BMW forums that say it's possible, but I've been unable to actually see any complete guides or anyone say they've actually got it to work!

I'm currently waiting on the arrival of an emulator in order to get my ENTRYNAV installed so I can use navigation.

Do I simply t-tap into pins 9 and 11 on the emulator to pins 3 and 4 on the controller?

I've read a comment from steve @codemybimmer to "splice into pins 9 and 11 of the quad lock" - is that the same as me t-tapping into the emulator wiring harness? (using this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Electrical-Ter ... +tap+spade) Or do I wire directly to the pin-out on the quad lock itself?

Thanks to Ogb666 for some direction already, just obviously want to make sure I don't mess up the emulator/harness as you'd imagine.

EDIT: found this guy that appears to have completed this - but some pictures aren't loading on his post! http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/f9/ ... A-t494666/

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